Driving home from rehearsal of “Circle Mirror Transformation” in Livermore, CA.
Puppets & Poe
Directed by Shannon R. Davis
Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, devised by Theatre of Yugen, enacted with post-consumer material puppets.
BE VERY AFRAID
October 3 - November 2, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 PM
$15 STUDENTS, $35 GENERAL ADMISSION, $45 VIP (INCLUDES FREE DRINKS)
Preview on October 3: Use Code “PREVIEW” at checkout for $20 Tickets
NICK ISHIMARU - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Nick Ishimaru was trained originally as a musical theatre performer and started exploring Japanese theatre while studying at Colorado State University (BA, 2005), where he directed a kabuki adaptation of MacBeth. He went on to study at San Francisco State University, (MA, 2009). His work explores a combination of Western and traditional Asian performance techniques for original creations, along with work in conventional musical theatre and Shakespeare.
In October 2016, he opened his debut as Theatre of Yugen’s Artistic Director, The Red Demon by Noda Hideki. Previous directing work includes It Ain’t Me by Claire Rice (original), Land of Infants by Meghan O’Patry (original), and Kaguya (original adaptation). Other recent production work includes A Minor Cycle by Greg Giovanni (original; actor and fight choreographer), This Lingering Life by Chiori Miyagawa (original; actor), and several traditional kyogen plays with the Theatre of Yugen (actor).
SHANNON DAVIS - ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE
Descendant of the Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Saami people, Shannon R. Davis (Bay area director, actor, and educator) is 2018 Phil Killian Directing Fellow at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Credits: Othello (associate director, American Repertory Theatre); Othello & Manahatta (assistant director, Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Adulting for Beginners (Musical Café/Ashby Stage); Religomania (Exit Theatre/San Francisco Fringe Festival); Monsters & Wild Things (Brava Theater Center).
Music by Carly Ozard - CarlyOzard.com
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Neva and Cristina have been seen on stage in London, the UK, New York, and Los Angeles. Neva has performed in over 60 stage productions and has worked with Francis Ford Coppola, Will Smith, Jon Voight and others. Cristina has worked at many of the professional companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angles including Theatreworks, Capital Stage, Pacific Rep. and the Grove Theatre (L.A.). Ray has teamed up with these two powerhouses to put together a production of "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney.
Love Letters will be showing at the Dragon Theatre in Redwood City for two performances only: Sunday September 14th and 15th at 7 pm.
Tickets for LOVE LETTERS: http://bit.ly/lovelettersplay
Head to BrownPaperTickets.com and search for "Love Letters"
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Cate Hayman, a Bay Area Local, is making her SF Playhouse debut as Sally Bowles! She is a rising senior musical theatre major at Carnegie Mellon University.
Ready to interview the fabulous Cate Hayman (Sally Bowles) at SF Playhouse, I forgot to turn on the recorder and we talked but nothing was saved. This is a mistake I will never make again!
Cabaret at SF Playhouse is a must see musical.
Opening and Closing music by
Ray talks about his second time seeing Hamilton, more on Cabaret at SF Playhouse, living life as a cabby, and the Toure de France.
More thoughts on the musical Cabaret. The British parody film: Hot Fuzz on Netflix
If you happen to be in San Francisco or even if you have to make a special trip, a must see show that’s happening right now is the fantastic musical Cabaret playing at the San Francisco Playhouse. Do yourself a favor and go see this show!
Recently I spoke with Ellen Callas and Daniel Savio of the Tony Award winning SAN FRANCISCO MIME TROUPE.
The company opened a new musical today entitled "Treasure Island".
"Treasure Island" - is it the mythical isle where untold wealth awaits marauding pirates, or the freezing cold, artificial island in the middle of San Francisco Bay awaiting cut-throat developers? Or is it both? That's the question for Jill Hawkins when an old sea-dog of a developer drops anchor in her office at City Hall, and drops a mystery in her lap. "Developers...they scour the map looking for cities with fat purses, ready to be plundered, damn the regulations!" But if Treasure Island is such a wonderful opportunity why has no one developed it yet...? What about the people who live there now? And who is the one-legged developer Hawkins was warned about?
About the Mime Troupe
The San Francisco Mime Troupe creates and produces socially relevant theater of the highest professional quality and performs it before the broadest possible audience.
They do plays that make sense out of the headlines by identifying the forces that shape our lives and dramatizing the operation of these giant forces in small, close-up stories that make our audiences feel the impact of political events on personal life.
To make this work accessible the Mime Troupe performs its shows in local parks at a price everyone can afford: FREE.
The San Francisco Mime Troupe does not do silent pantomime. We mean 'mime' in the ancient sense: to mimic. We talk, we sing, we make a lot of noise. We are satirists, seeking to make you laugh at the absurdities of contemporary life and at the same time, see their causes. We've done shows about most of the burning issues of our time, generally shows that debunked the official story. We perform everywhere from public parks to palaces of culture, aiming to reach the broadest possible audience.
SF Mime Troupe Web Site: Mime Troupe
Green Room Radio Web Site: Green Room On Air
Facebook: Ray on Stage
Opening Music by Carly Ozard
NEW YORK CITY’S SEXIEST BENEFIT STRIP SHOW, "BROADWAY BARES" HAS COME TO SAN FRANCISCO AND WILL FEATURE MANY OF THE BAY AREA’S HOTTEST DANCER/STRIPPERS.
SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019
Doors open at 7:00pm, show at 8pm
375 Eleventh Street, San Francisco (near Harrison)
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and REAF.
Performance Director: Damien Beard
Production Director: Emily Schreck
Artistic Director: Leanne Borghesi
Executive Producers: Ken Henderson & Joe Seiler
DNA Lounge: http://bit.ly/dnalounge
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